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RE: TR$A coil springs

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Subject: RE: TR$A coil springs
From: Bill Babcock <>
Date: Tue, 29 Jun 2004 20:02:59 -0700
Well, first of all, that sounds more like a ride height problem than a
spring rate problem, but there's no way to be sure. Certainly changing your
springs to stiffer ones will make the car ride higher, but it will also do a
lot of other things. If your car has a bump steer problem then increasing
the spring rate will decrease the amount the suspension moves (generally)
and that will feel better. But you'll also probably increase the understeer.
I'd try a spacer first. 

I assume you're not running vintage with those tires. It would be worth the
time to sort out the front suspension. Step one--get Kas' book. 

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf
Sent: Monday, June 28, 2004 7:12 PM
Subject: TR$A coil springs

     I need to replace the coil springs in my TR4A IRS with stronger units 
and was wondering if anyone can help with spring rate?  I noticed in the
catelogue that conventional springs are rated at 280LBS and they sell an 
upgraded spring rated at 350LBS.  With a solid 4.10 rear and 205/50 radials,
my sway 
bar mounts were actually scrapping the ground after certain turns at Lime
this past weekend.  

Any help is gratly appreciated.


Jerry Faiella

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